Time, History and Architecture: Essays on Critical Historiography

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Time, History and Architecture presents a series of essays on critical historiography, each addressing a different topic, to elucidate the importance of two influential figures Walter Benjamin and Gottfried Semper-- for architectural history. In a work exploring themes such as time, autonomy and periodization, author Gevork Hartoonian unpacks the formation of architectural history; the problem of autonomy in criticism and the historiographic narrative. Considering the scope of criticism informing the contemporaneity of architecture, the book explores the concept of non simultaneity, and introduces retrospective criticism the agent of critical historiography. An engaging thematic dialogue for academics and upper-level graduate students interested in architectural history and theory, this book aims to deconstruct the certainties of historicism and to raise new questions and interpretations from established critical canons
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon, UK
Number of pages280
ISBN (Electronic)9781315270210
ISBN (Print)9781138283510
Publication statusPublished - 2018

Publication series

NameRoutledge Research in Architectural History


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